- Mar 3, 2021
Two religious leaders, including the chairman of a U.S. bishops’ committee, urged the Biden administration to support the release of $3 trillion in global reserve funds to help developing countries respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
There’s been enough earthquakes in Puerto Rico over the past year and a half that the sensation has stuck with Archbishop Roberto González Nieves of San Juan. Sometimes, González said, he even thinks the earth is shaking when it’s not.
The Biden administration signed an executive order Sunday to reestablish the White House Office of Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships from the Obama administration – something faith organizations have long hoped for.
On January 21, the day after Joe Biden’s inauguration, 50 faith organizations called on the president to restore an Obama administration White House office that would serve as a liaison between the organizations and lawmakers.
It’s only been two weeks into Biden’s term, but they haven’t gotten a response either way.
Catholic environmental advocates applaud President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit as a positive step towards a greener economy, but question if the decision was short sighted with no job alternatives in place.
Advocates had hoped finance officials from the world’s wealthiest nations would have done more to help desperately poor nations further struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virtual meeting left many debt-related issues unresolved.